Rebel of the Sands
I felt like just when I was really starting to feel this book, it took a nosedive.
So where did it all go wrong? Just as I'm really starting to love Amani and her role as being non-magical but still the best shot of everyone around (still very useful in my opinion), she has to go and find out she has secret powers. GAH. I was so disappointed. I loved that she had to struggle with not being like everyone else and not feeling entirely useful. I liked that finally, here was a YA with a good plot and characters that didn't have to be secretly magical but it's always sprung on us. Why couldn't she have stayed the badass? Now she has to deal with understanding herself and her power and blablabla the same as everything else.
I was disappointed, but I loved the writing so much I'm willing to look past it and cross my fingers for the next one.